Ranchi: With the issue of notification for the first phase of elections in the state ( Election Commission of India fourth phase) the process of filing of nomination papers on three Lok Sabha seats including those of Chatra, Lohardaga (ST) and Palamu (SC) has commenced.
Addressing a Press Conference here Chief Electoral Officer L Khiyangate said that with the issue of notification the process of filing of nominations has commenced which will continue till April 9 while the scrutiny of the nomination would be held on April 12. Candidates can withdraw their names by April 12 while voting for these three seats would be held on April 29. Counting of the votes will be held on May 23. Adding further he said that for the filing of nomination papers in candidate can file his credentials in the office of the electoral officer between 11 to 3:00 p.m. however on the day of public holidays the nomination process will not take place. Mr Khiyangate said that all assistant electoral officers would reach the office 15 minutes before the actual time of filing of nomination commencement and would complete all the preparations related to it so that during nomination there is no problem.
He said that all those candidates who would be reaching the office of the electoral officer till 3:00 p.m. their nominations would be accepted. Divulging further details he said that the total number of voters in Chatra Lok Sabha constituency is 13,94,814 which included 7,34,907 male voters, 6,59,896 female voters and 11 third gender voters. In Lohardaga(ST) the total number of voters is 12,10,486 which included 6,18,417 male, 5,92,038 female and 31 third gender voters while in Palamu the total number of voters is 18,50,485 which consists of 9,98,001 male, 8,52,459 female and 25 third gender voters